Now that Dr. Usman has been acquitted of all charges against him and is a free man, just in case ISPR starts whining about the justice system and the courts, let’s remember that the very upmost levels of the GHQ had a chance to review testimony provided by him and so is equally a party to his release.
COAS gets investigation report of GHQ attack
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
ISLAMABAD: The investigation report of the last month’s terrorist attack on the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, has been dispatched to Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. During the investigation, most of the information was provided by Aqeel Ahmed alias Dr Usman, the mastermind behind the attack, security sources told Online. The investigation team, comprising senior intelligence officials, was constituted by the Army chief, the sources said.
The report said the perpetrators of the attack had planned to hold some generals hostage to get their demands accepted.
The terrorists stayed in Rawalpindi for a month to gather information and monitor the GHQ, but due to strict security measures, they could not get the information they needed about the GHQ, it said.
No high-profile terrorists were among those arrested from Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore and other areas of the country, but majority of them had assisted the perpetrators of the terrorist attack, the sources said. No Army man or employee of the GHQ was found involved in the attack, directly or indirectly, the sources said.
During the investigation, Dr Usman told the interrogators that they wanted to storm the GHQ on the day of the corps commanders meeting, so that they could hold two generals hostage to get their 100 arrested accomplices, including members of a banned organisation, released, the sources added.